Wells lifeboat tows in yacht taking on water and problems with the engine

Lifeboats News Release

Wells lifeboat was in action today (Tuesday 10 Sept) after a forty-foot yacht called for help when it was unable to make way in the light winds and the engine was overheating. The crew said they also had a leak which was causing them concern.

The all-weather lifeboat launched at 5:00pm and arrived at the vessel half an hour later.

The yacht with four people on board is understood to have come from Morston and called for help after radioing that they had taken on some water and were unable to make any headway in the light winds and their engine was overheating.

The yacht was taken on tow by Wells lifeboat and brought back to Wells and moored in the outer harbour.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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